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The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided nearly 30,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2020-21 school year. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.


Step Up For Students was created to help alleviate the enormous educational
challenges faced by children in Florida. The program provides Tax Credit Scholarships to students in K-12 who come from low-income families. These scholarships allow the students to consider a private school or an out-of-district public school that may better suit their individual needs, an option that is already available to families of greater
financial means. Qualifications are frequently changing so check the website for more information.


DCA Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and availability. This scholarship is available to children in K5 and above. Scholarship applications are available in the academy office and are due no later than May previous to the school year in which you are applying. The application must be turned in on time and all the required documents must be attached to be considered by the Scholarship Committee. An incomplete packet will be returned and denied if not all documentation is included.

The Scholarship Committee of DCA administers the tuition assistance program. Application to the program does not guarantee acceptance or receipt of a scholarship. Funds available for the program are limited and will be awarded each year based on the guidelines stated in the application packet. Receipt of a DCA Scholarship one year does not guarantee receipt subsequent years. New families are not eligible for this scholarship.

Documents needed must be printed and turned in in a securely sealed envelope.

 *By digitally signing these forms you agree to the terms within them.

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